The Living F.R.E.E. Lab is a research group focused on developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions for those who live at the intersection of having disordered eating and obesity.
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We have some great people working with Living F.R.E.E. Lab.
Our team is comprised of social work and public health researchers, and graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill.
We work hard to conduct research to improve eating behaviors.
Our most recent projects have been focused on reducing binge eating and preventing weight gain in Black women experiencing obesity.
We are always looking for people to become involved in the work at Living F.R.E.E. Lab.
Interested in participating in one of our research studies? Interested in joining the Living F.R.E.E. Lab team?
NEWS FROM THE LAB
Healthy Heart Expo … Love Your Heart
On February 25, 2023, the Charlotte Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc held a community service initiative to bring heart health awareness to the Charlotte area. The event was open to the public and included
Understanding the Relationship between Eating Disorders, Religion, and Spirituality
Religion, spirituality, food, and eating behaviors can be important sociocultural factors that are often incorporated to create a person’s social and cultural identity.1 For example, religious observances such as Ramadan, Yom Kippur, and Lent require
Food, culture, and tradition: the need for diversity in nutrition recommendations
As of 2020, 80% of dieticians identify as white, 6% as Hispanic or Latino, 3% as Black, and 5% Asian (American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). This lack of diversity among dieticians has led to
The Feasibility of a Binge Eating Intervention in Black Women with Obesity
The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of Appetite Awareness Training in a sample of Black women with overweight and obesity.
Reducing Binge Eating to Prevent Weight Gain in Black Women: A Pilot Study
The purpose of this study is to examine if Appetite Awareness Training has the potential to reduce binge eating and prevent weight gain over 6 months.
Exploring the “Why” Behind the Binge Eating Behaviors of Black Women
The purpose of this study is to examine the factors affecting the binge eating behaviors of Black women.